For 2,281 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Wolf of Wall Street
Lowest review score: 0 Bride Wars
Score distribution:
2,281 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Director Wolfgang Petersen puts such a fresh spin on the familiar that it all works like gangbusters.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Chases so many ideas that it threatens to spin out of control. But with our multiplexes stuffed with toxic Hollywood formula, it's a gift to find a ballsy movie that thinks it can do anything, and damn near does.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    LaBute achieves a bracing originality by observing human folly as a means to understand rather than condemn. Love or hate his films, LaBute is one of the most challenging filmmakers to emerge in years.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kidman gives the most emotionally bruising performance of her career in Dogville, a movie that never met a cliche it didn't stomp on.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The film shines at capturing the watercolor delicacy of China's past.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It’s one of the blackest comedies to hit the screen since Dr. Strangelove. Spurlock proves himself a supersize talent; he makes you choke on every laugh.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Shrek 2 may be computer-generated, but its innate heart and glorious sense of mischief make it one of the best and most humane movies of the summer.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This little-hyped thriller emerges as a dark-horse winner by reminding us of how pleasurably exciting a popcorn movie can be when it's populated by actors who are in it for more than an exorbitant fee.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Not only is this dazzler by far the best and most thrilling of the three Harry Potter movies to date, it's a film that can stand on its own even if you never heard of author J.K. Rowling and her young wizard hero.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Keep "Survivor" and "Fear Factor," and give me this spellbinding mind teaser, the ultimate game for movie buffs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Fanaticism is Dannelly's target, not faith. That's what makes his film a keeper: It sticks with you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's one for the time capsule.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Moore has marshaled what's on the record and off into a stinging indictment of where we're going. In a multiplex filled with Hollywood cotton candy, we need him more than ever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A sequel of twisted thrills and sly surprises.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You can't shut the door on this spellbinder. It gets into your head.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    If you've forgotten the kick you get from watching a globe-trotting, butt-kicking, whiplash-paced action movie done with humor, style and smarts, take a ride with The Bourne Supremacy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kudrow's Michele is a deadpan delight as she joins fellow misfit Romy (a deliciously funny Mira Sorvino).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Down in the mud with the guys, Moore finds the heart of her character and a career beyond vanity and hype. She's never looked better.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No crime film in years boasts a cooler vibe than Michael Mann's dazzling Collateral.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The ending -- a more devastating surprise than "The Village" could manage -- caps eighty sweat-job minutes of imaginative, jolting suspense.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The butt of the hilarious and heartfelt screenplay by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey) is homophobia, and his sting is wickedly on target.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Darroussin is killer good and director Cedric Kahn turns Georges Simenon's seminal novel into a darkly comic spellbinder that pins you to your seat.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Throbs with action, suspense and a seductive rhythm all its own.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A mesmerizing look at an asthmatic, rich-boy medical student in the act of discovering his insurgent spirit.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result is a film that defies description. I'd call it some kind of miracle.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Using Staunton's face as his canvas, Leigh crafts a powerfully moving film that is unmissable and unforgettable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A ruthlessly clever musical, a punchy political parody and the hottest look ever at naked puppets -- the first film, porn included, in which a woody is actually made of wood.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Ray
    Jamie Foxx gets so far inside the man and his music that he and Ray Charles seem to breathe as one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Glorious entertainment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Scrappy, funny, hot-to-trot biopic.